Originally posted by Gore_21:
Wow, didn't know we are over the cap in 2013 AB. Thanks. I think Goodwin will probably be gone. How much does that free up? I see you have him at 5 mil. Hopefully he plays better this year than last. He was slightly above average to me. Also, it would be great to have Sopoaga and RJF both back but I think you might be right. Sopoaga will cost much more and we might have to give RJF a nice contract being that he will probably be the starting NT. I'm really up in the air about what Delanie will want as well although drafting a 2nd TE would be a lot cheaper. We'd lose most of the versatility though that Delanie offers. We might have to start deciding between players though... RJF vs Sopoaga, Gooden vs Grant, Ginn vs Delanie, etc. Also, you hate to ask Justin to take less but maybe ask him to re-do a deal so he gets less this year and then extend him a few more years. Might also be the year we have to replace Haralson. That might save us 2-3 million.
Anyways, back to the draft I guess we have to face it we will lose guys next year. Good thing is I am confident we can find future replacements or instant replacements with that 1, 2, 3 and 3. Add some more depth/competition with the 4-7. Also, what are the chances we tag Goldson again next year? He'd probably hold out on us. We'd probably have to pay him 8 million but might be better than giving him a 5 year deal 2 years from now. I guess we just have to enjoy next season and hope we have a chance at a SB. Things will start to get shaky after this year... too many good players to keep and lots of guys who need to be extended. Hope our coaching staff and front office can get that Pitt/NE/Baltimore system of reloading with next man/coach up. That would be the eventual goal.
Yeah we are over, but wouldn't worry much. We'll get guys to lower cap figures or they will be cut. Goodwin frees up $3.7M, Haralson frees up $2.87M(All of his base and bonuses as they aren't guaranteed).
We could ask Justin to just extend him through 2015, lower his base salary, I'm sure he would have no issue, to around $1M, turn the remaining $6.5M into a signing bonus over 3 seasons at $2,166,667, frees up a total of $5,333,333 in cap room. Also depending on 2012 goes, I would extend Whitner past 2013, he showed he was worth the money in 2011, and I hope he stays for a while. I like him more than Goldson.
Akers would be a guy who is up to him, and how he feels about playing past 2013. I've said in past these are our guys we need to take care of, signed through 2013 include Justin Smith, NaVorro Bowman, David Akers and Donte Whitner, though 2014 include Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis and Aldon Smith.
I like the whole vs each other. Either Sopoaga or RJF, Delanie or Ginn, Gooden or Grant. I am sure 100% Moss would be back if he has a good season and wouldn't cost much.